MAT eligibility criteria includes academic qualification, minimum marks, work experience, age limit as mentioned by AIMA. Know complete MAT eligibility criteria 2022.
MAT Eligibility Criteria as stated by the All India Management Association (AIMA) is a set of academic requirements that MBA aspirants need to fulfil to be eligible to take the entrance test. AIMA conducts Management Aptitude Test or MAT four times a year – February, May, September and December. This exam is a common entrance test for MBA/PGDM admission.
MAT score is accepted by over 700 B-schools across the country for admission to MBA/PGDM courses. Those who plan to take the MAT 2022 exam, must ensure they fulfil the eligibility criteria to be be able to apply. Candidates can take MAT exam one of the three modes of their choice - Internet-Based Test (IBT), Computer-Based Test (CBT) or Paper-Based Test (PBT) and the eligibility criteria for all three modes are same. There is no limit on the number of attempts for taking the exam. The scores of latest MAT attempt will be taken into consideration for MBA admission. Check below detailed MAT eligibility criteria and other key information related to the exam for applying.
MAT Eligibility Criteria 2022
MAT Eligibility: Academic Qualification
- Candidates must have completed bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised Institute or University.
- Candidates appearing in the final year examination or awaiting result for Bachelor's degree are also eligible to appear for MAT 2022.
MAT Eligibility: Minimum Marks in Graduation
- Candidates need to have scored at least 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA in bachelor's degree.
- Candidates belonging to reserved categories i.e. SC, ST, and PwD need to have minimum 45 per cent aggregate or equivalent CGPA in bachelor's degree final result.
There is no age limit to apply for MAT. However, since the academic qualification is graduation, the age of candidates is usually 20 and above.
Work experience is not a mandatory eligibility criteria for MAT, however it carries extra weightage in selection process of MBA colleges accepting MAT score.
MAT Eligibility Criteria for Participating Institutes
As per the general MAT eligibility criteria fixed by the participating institutes, candidates should have a bachelor's degree and a valid MAT 2022 score. Some of the B-schools specify eligible marks for the qualifying degree examination of 50 per cent aggregate for General category and 45 per cent aggregate for Reserved category.
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MAT Reservation Criteria
MAT or AIMA does not prescribe Reservation criteria for the entrance exam. The Reservation Policy is followed for admission through MAT as specified by the participating colleges as per the Reservation Policy of the Government of India.
MAT Reservation Criteria for SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates
Candidates belonging to the Reserved categories can secure an MBA seat as per the quota percentage given below. Such candidates will have to submit at the time of admission, respective caste/tribe certificate issued by the Government of India to get a seat through Reservation Policy.
Seat Quota Percentage
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes, Non-Creamy layer (NC-OBC)
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
MAT Reservation Criteria: PwD candidates
In most of the higher education institutes five per cent seats are reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD) under the provision of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016).
The categories of disability are:
- Blindness and low vision
- Deaf and hard of hearing
- Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy, cured dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy.
- Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness
- Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under one to four
- Other ‘specified disabilities’ mentioned in ‘The Schedule’ of the RPwD Act 2016
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